Join us at NHS Expo in Manchester

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is teaming up with NHS RightCare to run a series of informative and interactive speaker sessions at this year’s two-day NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo event in Manchester.

The two improvement programmes are hosting the Clinical Improvement Zone at the event, which takes place on Wednesday, 4 September and Thursday, 5 September 2019 at Manchester Central. The zone’s mini-theatre features a full programme of speaker sessions, looking at everything from stroke services to the National Clinical Improvement Programme to what we are doing to help people age well.

Clinical Improvement Zone speaker sessions

Day 1 – Wednesday, 4 September 2019

10am–10.30am: The productivity and efficiency challenge facing the NHS as it embarks upon delivering the NHS Long Term Plan. With Dawn Chamberlain, programme director of clinical improvement for NHS England and NHS Improvement.

10.30am-11am: The National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP): using outcomes data to support consultant learning and development. With Professor Simon Kenny, consultant paediatric surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and GIRFT clinical lead for paediatric surgery.

11am–11.30am: Extracting knowledge and value from primary care data, to achieve better health outcomes across the UK. With Jennie Johnson, business implementation lead, PRIMIS (zone sponsor).

12pm–12.30pm: RightCare: optimising health systems for people with epilepsy. With Dr Zharain Bawa, pathways topic lead at RightCare and Peri O’Connor, healthcare projects co-ordinator at Epilepsy Action.

1pm–1.30pm: The role of GIRFT regional hubs in supporting improvement plans. With Ruth Tyrrell, national delivery director for GIRFT.

3pm–3.30pm: Using data and intelligence to transform outcomes across Primary Care Networks. With Bryn Shorney, head of analytics at RightCare. 

4pm–4.30pm: Extracting knowledge and value from primary care data, to achieve better health outcomes across the UK. With Jennie Johnson, business implementation lead, PRIMIS (zone sponsor).

Day 2 – Thursday, 5 September 2019

10am–10.30am: GIRFT and RightCare: supporting system transformation. With Stephen Hodgson, GIRFT’s clinical ambassador in the North-West hub, and Mark Johnston, RightCare delivery partner. 

11am–11.30am: How GIRFT uses data to inform improvement plans. With Jamey Barron, senior business intelligence manager for GIRFT.

12pm–12.30pm: RightCare and GIRFT: National opportunities for improving musculoskeletal outcomes. With Dr Naheed Rana, RightCare delivery partner, and Mike Hutton, GIRFT clinical lead for spinal surgery.

1pm–1.45pm: RightCare and GIRFT: supporting people to age well. With Dr Ipsita Chatterjee, GP in Warrington, Tom Gentry, senior lead for health and care policy at Age UK, Dr Adrian Hopper, GIRFT clinical lead for geriatric medicine, Carl Marsh, chief commissioner at Warrington CCG, and Alex Thompson, pathways topic lead for RightCare. 

2pm–2.30pm: Leading a GIRFT clinical review: stroke services at a glance. With Dr Deborah Lowe and Dr David Hargroves, GIRFT joint clinical leads for stroke.

2.45pm–3.15pm: Extracting knowledge and value from primary care data, to achieve better health outcomes across the UK. With Jennie Johnson, business implementation lead, PRIMIS (zone sponsor).

NHS England’s Health and Care Innovation Expo is the biggest NHS-led event of the year. Focused on the NHS Long Term Plan, Expo unites NHS, local government and social care leaders. Registration is free for public sector workers. Click here to sign up.

High-profile speakers across the two days include Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England; Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care; and Dr Amir Khan, from Channel 5’s GPs Behind Closed Doors. For full details of the agenda, click here.

19 August 2019